Film ID: YFA 3839 Video of YFA_3839 Royal Visit To Hull 1969-1978 ROYAL VISITS TO HULL 1969-1978 Visitor TabsDescription This film is a compilation of three royal visits to the city of Hull. The first visit is by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to a school opening, the second by Prince Charles to a Fishing Net factory, and the third visit by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Royal station Hotel and the Missions to Seamen Flying Angel Club. The Queen is introduced to a man in a grey suit as crowds gather behind metal barriers. The Queen shakes hands and meets with a row of people. The Duke of Edinburgh is escorted through the crowds of people. Then, both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are introduced. The Queen unveils the plaque of the first stone behind the curtain. A little girl in a blue dress give the Queen a bouquet of flowers and a boy gives her a book. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh stand next to the plaque talking with the men. The Queen is introduced to the school children who each give her a bouquet of flowers. The Duke of Edinburgh speaks with the school children, and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are lead to the royal car. In the next film, Prince Charles is introduced to a row of men and women at the factory. All the workers are wearing scarves over their heads. Prince Charles is escorted on a tour of the fishing net factory, and several men speak to him about the processes which take place there. A series of fishing nets are laid out on the factory floor. Prince Charles leaves the factory, thanks the people, and gets into the royal car. The car exits the factory gates where people are waving from the paths and running after the car. The Union Jack flag is sailing above the Royal Station Hotel where crowds have gathered outside. Men carrying a cross and a baton walk out of the hotel entrance followed by the Queen and the Mayoress. A marching band plays drums in front of the crowds. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Margaret stand at the entrance of the hotel. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh walk from the entrance of the hotel to their royal car when they are seated in the car a man drapes a blanket across their laps before the other passengers get into the car. Crowds of people lining the streets wave their flags as the cars pass by. Building sign (The Missions to Seamen Flying Angel Club). Sailors stand underneath the pole where the royal flag is flying. A priest and vicar prepare for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. The royal car passes crowds waving near the entrance and the man in the passenger seat gets out of the car before it stops. The man opens the door for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and the Queen shakes hands with the people waiting at the entrance. She is escorted around the building. Police officers line the streets in front of the crowds of people waving to the Queen as she walks down the path. The royal flag is flying on top of the building where sailors are lined up at the entrance to Hull Trinity House next to the carpet laid out for the Queen. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are escorted out of the building and are introduced to the older sailors. They are escorted around the building and look at maps and ships. Crowds of people are gathered outside the City Hotel as they wave to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh as they arrive in the royal car. People are gathered inside a great hall. Crowds of people, police officers and soldiers line the streets. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh get out of the royal car at the entrance of the New Holland Ferry. They say goodbye to the Mayor and Mayoress before boarding a royal boat. Context The never ending Royal tour revisits Hull twice in a decade, with the Duke, the Queen and Prince Charles working their charm on children, factory workers and ex-seamen alike. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are entirely relaxed as they chat with veteran seaman at the Missions to Seamen Flying Angel Centre and Trinity House in Hull. Both are in their prime in 1969, along with a young Princess Anne, somewhat less at ease; and are still sprightly eight years later laying the foundation stone for Hull Arena and opening the Marina. In between a young Prince Charles is showing his usual inquisitiveness as he visits a Hull factory making fishing nets. The occasion for the first visit, including the Queen, Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, was the 600th anniversary of the foundation of the Guild of Masters, Pilots and Seamen based in Trinity House; although its origins go back a further 200 years when the people of Wyke (Hull) organised a supportive community around the chapel that later became Holy Trinity Church. The Christian Missions to Seamen (now Seafarers) goes back to 1856, now giving international support to seafarers around the world. The Hull branch relocated to the port of Hull in 2007. The foundation stone for Hull (Ice) Arena was laid on 17th July 1987. It isn’t apparent which factory Prince Charles is having a tour of.